08/05/2016 12:00 AM -
Conroe, Texas – August 5th, 2016 – The Dawgs took on the Racers in game two of a three-game series at the Scrap Yard tonight.
The Racers jump out with an early lead in the first inning with three hits in a row; the first from Kelly Montalvo, an RBI single by Sami Fagan to score Montalvo (1-0), and another single up the middle from Sam Fischer. With two runners on, Shellie Robinson stepped in and punched a three-run homer to put the Racers up 4-0. Jaclyn Traina stopped the damage there with a strikeout to Griffin Joiner.
Former Mizzou Tiger, Emily Crane crushed one to dead centerfield to put the Dawgs on the board with a solo bomb in the bottom of the second (4-1). Starting Pitcher, Jaclyn Traina and catcher Janelle Lindvall are given relief from Sara Driesenga in the circle with Taylore Fuller behind the dish in the top of the third inning.
Starting with pinch hitter, Geri Ann Glasco, the Racers delivered three RBI’s in a row from Glasco, Sandra Simmons, and A.J. Andrews respectively to extend their lead in a 7-1 game going into the bottom of the third. A 4-6-3 double play ended the third inning for the Dawgs.
The Racers knock in another run in the top of the fifth from Taylor Schlopy with an RBI single up the middle (8-1). A deep fly ball at the warning track from Montalvo is snagged in the glove of Emilee Koerner in right field to bring the Dawgs up to bat.
In the top of the sixth Sara Plourde entered the circle for the Dawgs with Meagan May Whitley taking over behind the plate. Plourde returns to the Dawgs after being away with Team Canada. Coming in hot, she held the Racers scoreless in the sixth with two strikeouts.
Despite a solid effort from Plourde in the circle shutting down the Racers offensive momentum in the final two innings of play allowing no hits and a solo shot from Emily Crane in the second inning the Dawgs were out hit tonight 12 to 7, dropping game two against Akron (8-1).
The Dawgs will be back tomorrow night for the final game against the Racers on August 6th. First pitch is scheduled for 7:00pm CDT.
What’s New with the Scrap Yard Dawgs?
Tickets are now on sale for all Scrap Yard Dawgs 2016 home games at www.ScrapYardDawgs.com. The Dawgs have also opened their online store and apparel can now be purchased by all Dawgs fans!
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About the Scrap Yard Dawgs
The Scrap Yard Dawgs will begin competition in the National Pro Fastpitch league in 2016. The Dawgs will provide elite softball players the opportunity to pursue a professional career and inspire the next generation of professionals. Located in the Houston area, the Dawgs organization and its players are committed to demonstrating leadership in community involvement, entertainment, and professionalism. Follow the Dawgs at www.scrapyarddawgs.com or on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
About the NPF
National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) is headquartered in Nashville, Tenn. The league, created to give elite female fastpitch players the opportunity to pursue a professional career in their chosen sport, has operated since 1997 under the names of Women’s Pro Fastpitch (WPF) and Women’s Pro Softball League (WPSL). NPF is the Official Development Partner of Major League Baseball in the category of women’s fastpitch softball and has been since 2002.